Education

Indiana University – J.D., 2004

Primary Focus Area

  • Business Law

Community

Social Enterprise Alliance
Source River West Entrepreneurship Center
Indy Mompreneurs
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Other Focus Areas

Startup Law

Enjoys

Having extensive experience in the general corporate world, Karen brings years of practical perspective and problem-solving abilities to each of her client relationships. As a part of the business law practice group, Karen provides legal services to businesses and nonprofit organizations of all sizes. Karen uses her skills in contract drafting and negotiation to help her clients solve problems – her favorite part of the job. Karen also specializes in working with social entrepreneurs, and women and minority led businesses.

As an undergraduate, Karen attended Cedarville University and then graduated from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2004. Before law school, Karen was a paralegal working with nonprofit organizations on their tax-exempt filings. She spent 10 years of her legal career working as in-house counsel in corporations, serving as a trusted advisor to business leaders on a broad variety of legal issues in highly regulated industries, including specialty chemical manufacturing, commercial real estate, medical communications, and batteries.

Outside of the office, Karen is an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law teaching contract drafting to upper level law students. Karen is also an energetic advocate and leader in the community. She volunteers in her children’s schools in the Indianapolis Public School district. She supports foster and adoptive children through The Villages of Indiana. Karen is also active in neighborhood development with the Englewood Community Development Corporation and the Northeast Corridor Quality of Life Plan, and she is on the board of SOURCE Entrepreneurship Center, Inc. Karen also co-manages New Beginnings, a transitional home for women on their journey to recovery from addiction. On weekends throughout the spring and summer, you will find Karen and her family cleaning up neighborhoods with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc.